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Haywards Heath Town Council


About Haywards Heath

Haywards Heath is a thriving Town and Community in the heart of the beautiful county of Sussex.  The Town can trace its origins back to 1544 but the completion of the London and Brighton Railway Line in 1841 marked the rapid expansion of Haywards Heath, providing jobs and opportunities for many people in East and West Sussex as well as commuters from outside of Sussex.

Surrounded by the natural and stunning countryside of Sussex, Haywards Heath offers an inviting community atmosphere while its excellent connections make it the ideal centre for business in Mid Sussex within easy reach of Gatwick Airport, Brighton and Central London.

The recently regenerated Train Station offers direct links to London, Gatwick and Brighton and the many attractions of the Town and its surrounding countryside make it the ideal base for visitors to Sussex.

The town has a Sainsbury’s superstore and the new Waitrose Store is opening at the end of March 2017 offering a kitchen/café serving breakfast, lunch and dinner and a wine bar. The Orchards Shopping Centre, South Road & Sussex Road have a wide variety of shops featuring independent shops as well as well-known favourites such as Tesco Express, Boots and Marks & Spencer. The Broadway is the social hub with bars and restaurants including Cote Brasserie, Café Rouge and Prezzo to name a few. 

Surrounded by open countryside and many attractive villages including Lindfield, Cuckfield, and Ardingly. It is also ideally placed for many local attractions such as Borde Hill Gardens, Wakehurst Place, Sheffield Park Gardens and the Bluebell Railway.   The Town benefits from access to excellent schools, the acclaimed Princess Royal Hospital, a busy social scene and leisure facilities including many sports clubs and parks and gardens.


Neighbourhood plan

Here is some information about our Neighbourhood plan.

The Mayor


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Haywards Heath Town Council.

40 Boltro Rd Haywards Heath, West Sussex RH16 1BA
01444 455694
townclerk@haywardsheath.gov.uk